This spring, Stagecoach is introducing changes across its bus network. Bus timetables across Devon will be improved to offer a more reliable and punctual service. These changes will be introduced on 14th April 2024.

In addition to providing more robust timetables, some routes will offer more frequent connections and in some areas journeys to new destinations are provided.

Stagecoach South West Managing Director Peter Knight said: ‘We look forward to being able to offer more robust timetables for our customers this spring. It has become increasingly challenging to be able to run our services reliably with multiple roadworks and congestion related delays. Roadworks and the performance of the highway are now the biggest challenge to us being able to provide reliable bus services in Devon. We are working closely with our partners at Devon County Council to try and improve this for customers travelling in the region.’

The Stagecoach services in operation at Sherford that will be affected are:

 

Service 1 (Plymouth to Tavistock via Derriford Hospital and George Park and Ride)

Timing changes are introduced each day to improve reliability and punctuality.

 

Service 1A (Sherford to George Park and Ride via City Centre and Derriford Hospital)

Timing changes are introduced each day to improve reliability and punctuality.

Working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, there will be some minor changes to the route of Service 1A. In Derriford buses will serve William Prance Road and Brest Road, as opposed to operating directly via Tavistock Road, which will provide improved access to local amenities in the area.

Journeys towards Sherford will exit Derriford Hospital via Derriford Road, Derriford Roundabout and Brest Road to avoid ongoing congestion issues on Morlaix Drive.

 

Service 1S (George Park and Ride to Tavistock School)

Timing changes are introduced to improve reliability and punctuality, journey start times remain unchanged.

 

Service GOLD (Plymouth to Paignton via Totnes)

Timing changes are introduced each day to improve reliability and punctuality, with a number of departure times amended.

Following passenger requests, the route we be tweaked slightly to additionally serve Lee Mill, offering a number of new journey opportunities and connections with the Falcon towards Bristol Airport and Bristol.